May 19, 2016
ISSUE | CLEAN ENERGY Jobs producer too It's difficult to understand a commentary's point that job creation and clean energy don't mix ("Once again, siding with greens over job creation," May 13). Advanced energy - which includes technologies such as wind, solar, and nuclear power; natural-gas generation; energy efficiency; advanced transportation; and advanced grid solutions - is a $200-billion-a-year industry in the United States and growing. The sector employs nearly 2.7 million people, and job growth outpaced overall U.S. employment growth 4-to-1 last year.
May 17, 2016 |
The next time you grab a Bounty paper towel, Charmin or Scott bathroom tissue, Pampers or Luvs diaper, it just might have come from wood pulp shipped through the Tioga Marine Terminal in Port Richmond. Fibria Celulose, the world's largest producer of eucalyptus pulp, sends 360,000 tons of pulp a year from Brazil into Tioga on the Delaware River, an operation that supports the jobs of 160 stevedores and terminal workers. And now other wood-pulp companies are looking to come, too. The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, a state agency that owns the terminal, says it will need to retrofit a second warehouse to accommodate the expected influx.
May 14, 2016
By Dan Kish President Obama just had a change of heart on offshore energy development. Last year, the president put forward a blueprint to expand oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic Coast. This month, he shelved the plan. Environmentalists are celebrating. But it's a loss for the country. Obama has passed on an important opportunity to secure America's energy future and create thousands of jobs. The president has a long history of siding with environmentalists over working Americans.
May 13, 2016
LOOKING BACK, what do you wish someone had told you before you sat in the human resources department at your first real-world job and faced that pile of paperwork? I was fortunate. Before I started working full-time as a reporter, my grandmother Big Mama passed along - well, more like drilled into me - three money lessons. They laid the groundwork for a lifetime of financial security. For college grads and other young folk entering the workforce, here's her priceless advice. * Spread your money around . Big Mama told me to get four banking accounts at two different institutions.
May 13, 2016 |
WHEN HIS FRIENDS asked why he would take a Division II coaching job, Doug Overton has been answering simply: "Why not?" I was with Overton 25 years ago when he was student teaching at an elementary school near La Salle University. If he had not had a long NBA career, he probably would have become a schoolteacher. Starting now, he will be "teaching" basketball at Lincoln University in the rolling hills of southern Chester County. "It's great for me to be a part of a school as prestigious as Lincoln University," Overton said after he was introduced as the Lions coach Thursday morning at Lincoln's Market Street campus.
May 12, 2016 |
It was a pretty fast summer-job search for the son of the board chairman of the $12 billion Hershey Trust. And his dad took care of it. Robert Cavanaugh told the trust's top executive last April that his son Robert might have missed the window to get a summer internship and needed help. Within days, the executive, Eric Henry, contacted two money-management firms under contract with the charity and emailed the son's resumé. By the end of the month, both firms had made offers for summer internships.
May 9, 2016 |
Mark Bryant, the longtime CEO of Camden's community health center, CAMcare, has been ousted from the organization. Though Bryant's name still appears on CAMcare's website as "President/CEO," Bryant confirmed Friday that he was suspended from his job last November and terminated in early March. Speaking from his home in Lawnside, the borough where he served as mayor for 20 years, Bryant declined to elaborate on the circumstances surrounding his departure. The president of CAMcare's board of trustees, Duane Myers, said he could not comment in any way on Bryant's current relationship to the federally funded organization.
May 5, 2016 |
ST. LOUIS - The Phillies bullpen entered the season as one of the team's glaring uncertainties. A month into the season, it has been an obvious reason for the team's surprising start. The unit - which entered Wednesday with 98 strikeouts in 87 innings - is finding success without having firepower. It is unconventional, but it is working. The Phillies relief pitchers, according to PitchF/X data, throw an average fastball of 91.7 mph. It is the fourth-slowest mark by a Phillies bullpen since the data began being tracked in 2007.
May 5, 2016 |
For months, Tiesha Smith had dreamed of ringing the bell. Sometimes, a week would pass without the sound of it. Then, while sitting in one of her job- training classes at the workforce development agency Philadelphia Works, she would hear it peal. As in It's a Wonderful Life , the sound of the bell meant someone had received wings. It meant someone had landed a job. And now, they were ringing the brass bell in the lobby - "the sweet bell of success" - to celebrate, to let everyone know.
May 2, 2016
John Brazer expected to get a good job when he left the University of Virginia, but he never expected he'd one day be the world's happiest 50-year-old guy in a tie. Brazer goes to a park every day. He hobnobs with celebrities. He vacations with a mascot. His business card actually says "Director of Fun and Games. " His job for the last 23 years has been to promote the Phillies brand . . . essentially however he sees fit. In 1993, Brazer was working for a consulting company but recently had returned from a stint in Manchester, England, where he coached and played lacrosse for a club team.